Archive for September, 2015

Moo Kay Holiday?

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Celebrated the Autumnal Equinox recently. Chatting with a Chinese friend today, I jokingly asked how his Yom Kippur and Eid went. He didn’t miss a beat and said he was looking forward to celebrating what sounded like the “Moo Kay Holiday”. Not wishing to sound too stupid, and not knowing the proper felicitation for that particular holiday, I wished him well and we exchanged goodbyes. Of course the frantic search began. First how to spell it? Mu Cai? Moo Ke?

Finally, after much trial and error, I discovered that he was referring to the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival where part of the celebration involves eating Moon Cakes.

And of course, there’s always sweet cakes at Yom Kippur, but did you ever notice the similarity between maamoul crumbly cookies eaten at Eid and moon cakes? Yum. It’s fall!

Maamoul

Maamoul

Mooncakes

Mooncakes

 

 

Coincidence?

 

 

But wait. There’s more! AsĀ an additional treat for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this Sunday, the 27th, there will be a Rare ‘Supermoon’ Lunar Eclipse. Happy munching!

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse